Wild Mushroom Meat Loaf

So my husband challenged me the other day to make a meatloaf for him. He is enjoying my food blog and because he likes to ask for specific meals and say “for the food blog”. The hard part of creating recipes with protein that I do not eat. I don’t usually make meatloaf and I am not sure why. I created this recipe completely with taste buds and from the memory of when I ate meat. I read through some meatloaf recipes and many of them had ketchup, eggs, onions, etc. My tastebuds are a little more complex and for me ketchup is for french fries.

When I started creating the recipe, I took a recipe that I make and is delicious. I actually make it as an appetizer and it’s in my cookbook. I thought that this flavor would be amazing with beef. Also, since the common theme with meatloaf is to have a sauce on top of the meatloaf, I decided to use a more asian flavor, hoisin sauce.  As you can see on the photo below the meatloaf was very juicy. My husband said not only did I win the challenge, he thinks it is the best meatloaf he has ever had. Since this is a biased opinion I would love for one of my readers to make it and tell me what you think.

Ingredients – servings 2-4

* Ground beef – 1/2 a pound of 70/30
* Ground sirloin – 1/2 a pound of 90/10
* Shitake mushrooms – 1 1/2 cup sliced
* Baby bella mushrooms – 1 1/2 ciup sliced
* Shallots – 2 large shallots, cut in half and sliced thin
* Panko – 1/3 cup
* Hoisin Sauce – 2 tablespoons and more for topping
* Soy sauce – 2 tablespoons
* Kosher salt – 1 1/2 tablespoons
* Pepper – 3/4 tablespoon
* Olive oil – 1 tablespoon

  • Pre-heat the ven to 350 degrees
  • In a large non-stick pan on medium high heat, add a little olive oil and cook the mushrooms and shallots and cook for about 5 minutes or until the mushrooms are soft and a little brown; take off the heat and let cool (about 5 minutes)
  • In a large bowl, add the beef and the mushroom mix and mix so that all the beef has the mushroom well incorpporated
  • Add the panko, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper and mix again
  • Spread the beef mix in a loaf pan and press down well so that every section has meat and the loaf pan is well pact
  • Smear some of the hoisin sauce over the top of the meat loaf
  • Cook for about 40 minutes and let rest for about 5 minutes befoore slicing

Tips: serve on a bead of mashed garlic potatoes, serve in a sandwich with a Texas style toast and add some avocado spread


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